ROP organising air search-and-rescue flights 24x7
May 28, 2018 | 1:19 PM
by Times News Service
Photo: Royal Oman Police/Twitter

Muscat: Police helicopters stationed in Wilayat Thumrait are conducting several round-the-clock flights to support relief efforts in the aftermath of Cyclone Mekunu, according to Oman's National Emergency Management Center.

In a statement released on Twitter, the centre said, "A number of police helicopters are stationed in Wilayat Thumrait, they are performing flights around the clock to transport supplies to affected areas and transfer engineers and technicians to various parts of Dhofar to restore basic services to normal conditions."

Rescue and support operations have continued, with the Public Authority for Civil Defense and Ambulance (PACDA) reporting the rescue of a person trapped in water this morning. Emergency teams in the western part of Salalah have also transported to the military hospital.

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